Monthly Archives: March 2017

Unexpected Lesson

I woke up in a grumpy mood this morning. Freckles and Sugar decided to start barking much too early.
Saturday morning, no where to be, no plans…and they start barking.
After Tina and the girls headed out to get mani-pedis I decided to lay down and try to sneak in a quick nap before going for a bike ride.
Just as I started to doze off my phone rang. I looked, it was a client. I rolled back over. Within minutes my phone rang again…same client. I decided to answer, though I was not happy about it.
When I answered it wasn’t my client, it was her brother. He told me his sister died.
I sat there stunned. I kept thinking about my interactions with this young lady. I thought about her family. I thought about the hole she would leave.
Then I realized how ridiculous I had been earlier. I was grumpy…for no real reason. The fact is I woke up…earlier than I wanted…but I woke up. I had the entire day ahead of me…I could go ride my bike, hug my wife and laugh with the girls. I still had things to look forward to and friends to love…I still have my life.

There are so many sad side stories to this death. So many hearts broken by this loss. Yet everyone’s life will move on. Everyone, even her closest family will heal. What I hope for is that each person effected and maybe even those of you that read this post, will take a minute to remember how fortunate we are. Remember to appreciate the time we are given to walk on this earth. And most importantly remember to appreciate those people we get to share this planet with.

Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Letters C or D

The letters C or D…this is what Cee wants pictures of this week.

C = Cowboy

Awhile back we were visiting family in Snyder Texas. I found this cool piece of metal art at the local college. It actually represents their mascot – The Westerners. However, I’ve chosen to call him a cowboy…for this challenge!Screen Shot 2017-03-15 at 2.19.56 PM

If you enjoy black and white photography I would encourage you to visit Cee’s page.

Thursday Doors – March 9, 2017

 

Since finding this challenge I have learned something valuable about myself. I love two types of doors.

One: the entrances to large beautiful churches

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St. Mary’s of the Assumption – Fort Worth Texas

Two: Old abandon buildings

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Abandon building South Fort Worth

It seems I might have missed the middle ground!

This challenge is sponsored by Norm 2.0. Come join the fun…you will start seeing doors in a whole new light.

 

 

 

Cee’s B & W Challenge: Letters A & B

The letters A & B…this is what Cee wants pictures of this week.

The Bass Performance Hall is the home of the Fort Worth Symphony, Texas Ballet Theater, Fort Worth Opera and the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. dsc_0475

The angels on the side of the building are 48 feet tall. They are a unique feature of downtown Fort Worth. dsc_0483

To learn what others shared for the letters A & B visit Cee’s page.